Desired transfer target from LFC
“Everything was solidly laced up,” wrote “France Football” in June 2018 when reporting on an agreement between Sadio Mané (Photo) and Real Madrid. However the transfer did not occur. Most say, largely due to the resignation of Coach Zinédine Zidane. According to “Marca,” the agreement could be back again shortly. As the daily Spanish sports newspaper writes and prominently emphasizes in its title: Mané is one of coach Zidane’s stated transfer targets for the upcoming season.
The Frenchman insists on a purchase of the 26-year-old professional, whom he even called personally in his first term as Real Madrid’s coach. Mané is now a high priority for Zidane, who wants to put together a powerful new squad after returning to Real.
#FelizLunes Y ya te traemos por aquí #LasPortadas del día: el Madrid a por Mané, el Barça a por Jovic y De Ligt… ¡Buenos días y feliz semana! https://t.co/LHywYyaBrA #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/3H6zn7DcdE
— MARCA (@marca) March 25, 2019
Mané moved from Southampton FC to Liverpool for around € 41m in the summer of 2016. Under Coach Jürgen Klopp he has emerged as one of the World’s best wingers. Last November, two years prematurely, the Senegalese winger extended his contract with the Reds until 2023 – just like his teammates Roberto Firmino (27) and Mohamed Salah (26). His Salary was allegedly doubled to around 200,000 euros a week. According to the Telegraph, that put him on a par with Firmino. Salah is set to receive around 225,000 euros a week.
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“I can’t think of a club in Europe that wouldn’t like to have a player like Sadio available,” Coach Jürgen Klopp said about Mané, who currently has 20 goals and 4 assists in 28 cross-competition games this season. In the Premier League’s top goal scorers list, Liverpool’s attacker is currently behind ManCity’s Sergio Agüero (30).
If Mané were to leave Liverpool for a market value equaling transfer fee, he would rise to the second most expensive exit in the club’s history. At the top is Philippe Coutinho (26), who went to Barcelona for € 135m in January of 2018.
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